Lack of affordable accommodati...


Lack of affordable accommodation a barrier to people leaving Direct Provision

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

08:45 9 May 2024

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A Cork based migrant support group says the lack of affordable rental accommodation in Cork is a real barrier to people leaving Direct Provision accommodation.

The average rent across Cork City and county stands at over €1,000 leaving many locked out of the rental market.

NASC (NASK) has long been highlighting the difficulties this raises for people who have gained residency papers and are trying to leave Direct Provision accommodation to start a new life.

Speaking to RedFM News, Olivia Teahan from NASC outlines the challenges they face:

"We need to see resourcing for communities we need to see resources in terms of social housing also in terms of health services so we certainly need to see responsible decisions being made in terms of resourcing for communities, so we won't see a solution with this until there's a school of social housing and accessible housing is prioritised and it hasn't been prioritised"


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